Rotary Club of Dexter

PO Box 37
Dexter, MI 48130
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

                      

What activities do Rotarians participate in ..... every Year?
 

What activities do Dexter Rotarians participate in ..... every Year?
by Weaver, Dick 
 

 

That is a very interesting question - one that Dexter Rotarians really didn't have a good answer for - until we stopped to think about it.

So, after some thought - here's a list of some (poor memories) of the major activities your Dexter Rotarians participated in for 2013 and every year after

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  • Playhouse Fund Raising - to give back to Dexter Community
  • Jazz Night Fund Raising - to provide scholarships for Dexter High School (DHS) seniors
  • Memorial Day Parade Sponsorship
  • Tree Planting (225 trees distributed) - for tornado victims of 2012
  • 5 Scholarships for DHS Seniors
  • Interact Club - our active DHS students
  • Literacy Project at Cornerstone School - yes, we read to elementary grade students
  •  (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) - about 20 students went to Canada to learn how to be even better leaders
  • Exchange Students (inbound and outbound) - Dexter Rotary hosted a student from France last year and we will host another student from Germany next school year. In addition, we have one of our own Dexter students headed to France next school year.
  • FIA Support - our Rotary garden plot in the Dexter Community garden and our Interact Club potato project provided over 600 pounds of fresh produce for Faith in Action (FIA)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner - Dexter Rotarians collected enough food to provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner for needy families
  • Christmas Presents - In addition to Thanksgiving, we collected Christmas gifts for children
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing - our annual tradition of helping the Salvation Army by ringing bells
  • Shop with a Cop - helping children select and wrap presents for Christmas
  • Ice Rink support - Dexter Rotary provides funding and support for the Dexter Community Ice Rink
  • Rotate Your Food Project - support to a local food bank
  • Back to School Back Packs - we provide many backpacks filled with school supplies for those in need
  • Ronald McDonald House – at the U of M hospital there are many families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House while their children undergo critical treatment. Dexter Rotary provides meals for the families several times a year.
  • Dexter High School after school support – Library/Media Center - in order to provide a place for students to study and get help with homework, Dexter Rotary provides people to keep the Library open after school.
  • Community Garden – supply food to FIA
  • Porta’ Johns for Dexter Village event - yes, we even help the Village by providing necessary facilities.
  • GORDON HALL  Grants and  other support activities...
  • STRIVE  ( Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education )  PROGRAM support with DHS Alt Ed program. We help provide Engaged Mentorship, Scholarship Opportunities, Life Skills Coaching..and much more...  

Wow, that's a lot of activity. But, our motto says it all - "Service above Self". Dexter Rotarians love to help their community. Come to one of our breakfasts - Thursday mornings at Terry B's - 7:30am - to learn about how you might help the community too. Plus, you'll meet a bunch of fun people who happen to love their community.    

A Special Thanks to Larry Cobler for compiling the original list...